Visiting the Sun Moon Lake was the final and the best story of our stay in Taiwan. Looking at the pictures it feels almost hard to believe that it’s been an year already since we were there.
Here is what we loved the most:
– Among our favourite mysterious experiences is also our cycling adventure around the lake. Of course, the pictures from here are also lost. You can rent bikes with a child seat and helms and there are various routes and very well designated bicycle routes. The nature surrounding the lake is just magnificent.
-Walking from our hotel Fleur de Chine to the Wen Wu temple in the serene afternoon sunshine. This temple is located on a hill and the view over the mountains and the misty Sun Moon lake are just breath taking. A place that will always stay in our memory and I mean this literally since we’ve mysteriously lost the pictures taken with the camera here. The pictures taken with the phone do no justice to the real beauty of this place.
– The Ci-en Pagoda right before closing time, outside the holiday season was worth it all. Climbing all the way to the top was not an issue for our then 3 year old son. This was one of our most beautiful family moments ever.
-Formosa Aboriginal Cultural Village is a large outdoor museum displaying the traditional homes, architecture and lifestyle of 9 Taiwanese aboriginal tribes. I think I mentioned that I love traditional outdoor museums and I have visited quite a few but the Formosa Aboriginal Village exceeded all my expectations and went straight to the top of my list. The location is amazing, the sites provide lots of information on the ethnographic history of Taiwan and it is also surprisingly fun with young children.
-Rainbow Village. On the way back to Taipei we took a small detour via Taichung and visited the renown Rainbow Village. If you love street art this place will certainly make you happy. Its story and colours are truly captivating. It was created by Huang Yung Fu who began painting the houses in his settlement in order to save them from demolition. It apparently attracts more than a million visits annually, especially from Asia.